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Gift for Life's 2023 Top Donor List Announced

October 13, 2023 — Gift for Life today announced its list of leading 2023 donors, recognizing 45 individuals and companies – each which has giving between $500 to $10,000+ during this calendar year. The announcement is part of Gift for Life’s new tiered donor recognition program launched during the industry’s summer 2023 markets. 


“The gifts received from our industry partners are the lifeblood for organizations like World Central Kitchen,” said Ari Lowenstein, Chair of Gift for Life. “Recognition of the manufacturers, sales agencies, market-makers, trade media and individuals who support Gift for Life across multiple markets is long overdue. This new tiered recognition program allows Gift for Life to recognize our most consistent and generous supporters for their philanthropic contributions.”


Recognition tiers include three Diamond Donors ($10,000+); six Platinum Donor ($5,000+); three Gold Donors ($3,000+); 13 Silver Donors ($1,000+) and 19 Bronze Donors ($500+).


To date, Gift for Life’s leading 2023 donors are:


DIAMOND DONORS $10,000 or More


Fine Lines

The Portico Collection


PLATINUM DONORS $5,000 or More


J Douglas

The Link Companies

Todd & Jannetta Litzman


Schauben & Co.


GOLD DONORS $3,000 or More

Diverse Marketing

Gift and Home Trade Association



SILVER DONORS $1,000 or More

Anne McGilvray & Company

Crystal Media Co.

DM Merchandising

Fieldstone Marketing


Nest, Inc.


Rain Jewelry

Road Runners LLC



The 7th Haven

Tonies Art


BRONZE DONORS $500 or More


Blue Q

Bry Group

Creative Co-Op

Darrah Reps

David Youngson Associates

E Newton Design

Eller and Associates

Emergent Workshop

Haute Diggity Dog

Jane Murray

Jen Dolan

John Grob

K. Hall Studio



Sales Producers, Inc.

Sapphire Group



To donate, visit All proceeds benefit World Central Kitchen’s efforts to combat crisis-related hunger.


Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. To date, it has served 300 million meals to communities across the globe. In 2020, with COVID-19 straining traditional food security safety nets like school feeding programs, city services and food banks, WCK pivoted to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that needed support and launched the Restaurants for the People program to scale nationwide. Fast forward to 2022 and the escalating crisis in Ukraine and at home. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Chef Relief Team mobilizes to the front lines making sure there is always a warm meal, an encouraging word, and a helping hand. World Central Kitchen has supplied tens of millions of fresh, nourishing meals for communities around the world. Donations will be used to support emergency food relief efforts and resilience programs. For information, visit

Gift for Life was founded in 1992 by a small group of gift industry professionals responding to the tragic loss of friends and colleagues because of AIDS. Since then, Gift for Life has raised nearly $6M for AIDS research and education, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment with charity partners AmfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) (1992-2007) and DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (2008-2020). In 2021, with COVID-19 temporarily causing cancelation of in-person events at industry markets, Gift for Life pivoted towards online digital events with a specific emphasis on COVID-related hunger relief. In 2023, the all-volunteer organization will continue to support programs that address hunger relief.

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